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Gigantic

From 37 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Great acting

About the show

The Vineyard Theatre presents a coming-of-age musical comedy about a group of outcast teens who have been sent to a weight-loss camp in Pennsylvania. More…

Camp Overton is the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania, and Robert is attending, whether he wants to or not. Getting shipped off to weight-loss camp is hardly Robert’s idea of the perfect summer, but even he isn’t prepared for what can be lost or gained. Robert and his fellow campers tackle the growing pains of adolescence as this bunch of misfit teens is forced to find solace in one another. Their search for acceptance, a hot make-out session, and the last contraband Butterfinger is sure to delight audiences of all weight classes.


Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Great acting
72
Avg Score

During previews
70
Great acting, Hilarious, Hollow, Clever, Uneven

See it if you want to see some brilliant comedic performances.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that has something to say.

During previews
65
Banal, Confusing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you like pop-rock musicals.

Don't see it if you value your eardrums.

During previews
65
Great acting, Funny, Cliched, Banal

See it if you perceive more with your heart than your head; you care more about performances than about writing; you relate to being fat.

Don't see it if you need wit or depth of character; if you aren't willing to suspend your critical mind for an inch-deep fun time.

During previews
95
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want a funny, life-affirming escape. You want to see a uniformly excellent cast.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something heavy.

During previews
84
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like lighthearted, contemporary musicals with a fun score and a great cast! humor similar to "Pitch Perfect".

Don't see it if you want a deep, thought-provoking production

During previews
75
Cliched, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to have a really fun time at a small venue.

Don't see it if you do not like shows that make fun of what they're trying to say.

During previews
85
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You like to laugh. A funny, light hearted, comedy. Great voices and overall performances.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical to change your life.

During previews
80
Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want to laugh aloud at a wacky and heartwarming musical. This is a very talented cast, clever writing and inventive staging.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and prefer a serious and profound evening of theater.

During previews
95
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if If you want to laugh your ass off go see this show! Its hilarious and the singing is amazing, and its a very quick paced show.

Don't see it if If you don't like campy things, even though it takes place at a fat camp. But there are some sexual connotations and bad words, not for kids

During previews
85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You want to see a funny musical with a great score that isn't cheesy.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to real humor.

During previews
96
Great writing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like contemporary rock scores, brilliantly talented actors and great comedy!

Don't see it if Just go see it!

During previews
82
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Funny, fun, imaginative, gets better as it ges

Don't see it if You don't have a young sense of humor


December 4th, 2015
"The show’s defiantly feel-good message about being comfortable in one’s own skin is in philosophical conflict with its creative impulses, which are otherwise thoroughly conformist…'Gigantic' is very comfortable with unexamined stereotype, particularly where its female characters are concerned…Th...
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December 3rd, 2015
"The writing devolves into cliché and contrivance; in the second act, it largely abandons coherence...'Gigantic' seems to use the fact that it’s a musical as an excuse not to have to make sense, culminating in one of the most bizarre floppo numbers I’ve ever seen...It’s unforgettable, at least, w...
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December 3rd, 2015
"I have nothing against silly musicals if they’re smartly crafted or thrillingly tuneful or genuinely funny or at least touch on some form of reality. 'Gigantic' goes zero for four…The material has been deliberately dumbed down, as if the authors believed that their nominal subject were so distas...
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December 7th, 2015
"The perky charms of this offbeat musical, penned by Randy Blair and Tim Drucker, are obvious. The music is upbeat, the lyrics are funny, and the direction is quick and clever. The show’s flaws — the book is overwritten and the songs are monotonous — are also conspicuous in this Vineyard Theater ...
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